Freed Slaves And Roman Imperial Culture

Freed Slaves And Roman Imperial Culture

Freed Slaves And Roman Imperial Culture

During the transition from Republic to Empire, the Roman aristocracy adapted traditional values to accommodate the advent of monarchy. Freed Slaves and Roman Imperial Culture examines the ways in which members of the elite appropriated strategies from freed slaves to negotiate their relationship to the princeps and to redefine measures of individual progress. Primarily through the medium of inscribed burial monuments, Roman freedmen entered a broader conversation about power, honor, virtue, memory, and the nature of the human life course. Through this process, former slaves exerted a profound influence on the transformation of aristocratic values at a critical moment in Roman history.

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Genre : History
Author : Rose MacLean
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2018-05-17
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 9781108631839


Freed Slaves And Roman Imperial Culture

Freed Slaves And Roman Imperial Culture

Argues that freed slaves exerted a profound influence on the transformation of Roman values under the Principate.

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Genre : History
Author : Rose MacLean
Publisher :
Release : 2018-05-17
Total Pages : 216 Pages
ISBN : 9781107142923


The Oxford Handbook Of Roman Epigraphy

The Oxford Handbook Of Roman Epigraphy

"Inscriptions are for anyone interested in the Roman world and Roman culture, whether they regard themselves as literary scholars, historians, archaeologists, anthropologists, religious scholars or work in a field that touches on the Roman world from c. 500 BCE to 500 CE and beyond. The goal of The Oxford Handbook of Roman Epigraphy is to show why inscriptions matter and to demonstrate to classicists and ancient historians, their graduate students, and advanced undergraduates, how to work with epigraphic sources"--

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Genre : Art
Author : Christer Bruun
Publisher : Oxford Handbooks
Release : 2015
Total Pages : 888 Pages
ISBN : 9780195336467


Slave Theater In The Roman Republic

Slave Theater In The Roman Republic

Brings the voices of Roman slaves in early comedy to the history of theater and the history of slavery.

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Genre : History
Author : Amy Richlin
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2017-12-28
Total Pages : 573 Pages
ISBN : 9781107152311


Slave Portraiture In The Atlantic World

Slave Portraiture In The Atlantic World

Slave Portraiture in the Atlantic World is the first book to focus on the individualized portrayal of enslaved people from the time of Europe's full engagement with plantation slavery in the late sixteenth century to its final official abolition in Brazil in 1888. While this period saw the emergence of portraiture as a major field of representation in Western art, 'slave' and 'portraiture' as categories appear to be mutually exclusive. On the one hand, the logic of chattel slavery sought to render the slave's body as an instrument for production, as the site of a non-subject. Portraiture, on the contrary, privileged the face as the primary visual matrix for the representation of a distinct individuality. Essays address this apparent paradox of 'slave portraits' from a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives, probing the historical conditions that made the creation of such rare and enigmatic objects possible and exploring their implications for a more complex understanding of power relations under slavery.

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Genre : History
Author : Agnes Lugo-Ortiz
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2013-09-30
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 9781107354784


Empire Of Ruin

Empire Of Ruin

Introduction: Black classicism in the American empire -- Phillis Wheatley and the affairs of state -- In plain sight: slavery and the architecture of democracy -- Ancient history, American time: Charles Chesnutt and the sites of memory -- Crumbling into dust: conjure and the ruins of empire -- National monuments and the residue of history

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Genre : Literary Collections
Author : John Levi Barnard
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2018
Total Pages : 233 Pages
ISBN : 9780190663599


Roman Law Before The Twelve Tables

Roman Law Before The Twelve Tables

Bringing together a team of international experts from different subject areas - including law, history, archaeology and anthropology - this book re-evaluates the traditional narratives surrounding the origins of Roman law before the enactment of the Twelve Tables. Much is now known about the archaic period, relevant evidence from later periods continues to emerge and new methodologies bring the promise of interpretive inroads. This book explores whether, in light of recent developments in these fields, the earliest history of Roman law should be reconsidered. Drawing on the critical axioms of contemporary sociological and anthropological theory, the contributors yield new insights and offer new perspectives on Rome's early legal history. In doing so, they seek to revise our understanding of Roman legal history as well as to enrich our appreciation of its culture as a whole.

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Genre : History
Author : Bell Sinclair W. Bell
Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
Release : 2020-03-18
Total Pages : 216 Pages
ISBN : 9781474443999


Children Memory And Family Identity In Roman Culture

Children Memory And Family Identity In Roman Culture

Investigations into the daily life of Roman families show that children were key actors in the process of the construction of social memory: they were the pivotal point of the transmission of family tradition and values in both elite and non-elite families. This collection of essays draws together the perspectives of various disciplines to provide a multifaceted picture of the Roman family based on a wide range of evidence drawn from the 1st century BCE to Late Antiquity and theChristian period. The contributors define the notion of memory, discuss the role of children in the transmission of social memory and social identities, and also deal with threats to familial memory, in the cases of children deliberately or accidentally excluded from tradition, long believed to beinvisible, such as those born at home to slaves, or outcast because of illness or their unusual status, for example as the offspring of an incestuous relationship.

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Genre : History
Author : Véronique Dasen
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Release : 2010-10-28
Total Pages : 400 Pages
ISBN : 9780199582570


Feminism Queerness Affect And Romans

Feminism Queerness Affect And Romans

"This is a book about submission and subversion, injustice and justice, heroes and villains." In Feminism, Queerness, Affect, and Romans: Under God? Jimmy Hoke reads Romans with an innovative, intersectional approach that produces distinctive meanings for passages that probe how queer wo/men who first encountered Paul's letter could have engaged with it. Though Paul's letter to the Romans arguably contains the Bible’s strongest condemnation of queer wo/men (1:26–27), that is not the letter's full story. Hoke turns a feminist and queer gaze toward Paul’s conception of faith and ethics, making explicit how Paul's theology throughout Romans has been affectively motivated by imperial notions of gender, race, and sexuality. Moving beyond Paul's singular voice, Hoke engages with a feminist and queer praxis of assemblage to generate plausible ways wo/men of Rome interacted with this epistle. By engaging affect theory, Hoke brings to life not only ideas and words but the feelings and sensations that moved in-between some of the earliest Christ-followers, revealing how queer wo/men were there among them and what that means for queer wo/men today. Hoke includes a reader's guide with key terms used throughout the book, making this an excellent option for both students and scholars beginning to engage not only Paul's letters but also the complex worlds of feminist, queer, and affect theories.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Jimmy Hoke
Publisher : SBL Press
Release : 2021-10-08
Total Pages : 408 Pages
ISBN : 9780884145400


Black Experience And The Empire

Black Experience And The Empire

This work explores the lives of people of sub-Saharan Africa and their descendants, how they were shaped by empire, and how they in turn influenced the empire in everything from material goods to cultural style. The black experience varied greatly across space and over time. Accordingly, thirteen substantive essays and a scene-setting introduction range from West Africa in the sixteenth century, through the history of the slave trade and slavery down to the 1830s, to nineteenth- and twentieth-century participation of blacks in the empire as workers, soldiers, members of colonial elites, intellectuals, athletes, and musicians. No people were more uprooted and dislocated; or travelled more within the empire; or created more of a trans-imperial culture. In the crucible of the British empire, blacks invented cultural mixes that were precursors to our modern selves - hybrid, fluid, ambiguous, and constantly in motion. SERIES DESCRIPTION The purpose of the five volumes of the Oxford History of the British Empire was to provide a comprehensive study of the Empire from its beginning to end, the meaning of British imperialism for the ruled as well as the rulers, and the significance of the British Empire as a theme in world history. The volumes in the Companion Series carry forward this purpose by exploring themes that were not possible to cover adequately in the main series, and to provide fresh interpretations of significant topics

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Genre : History
Author : Philip D. Morgan
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Release : 2004-05-27
Total Pages : 434 Pages
ISBN : 9780191555510